A few stragglers remain out there, but nothing much worth sharing.
Move inside and it’s a different story. A friend visited the other day and brought me this spectacular Cymbidium orchid.
A little closer view shows the red markings in the throat of each blossom…and Look! there’s another stalk in bud and yet another just poking out at the bottom of the plant. So…months of beauty ahead.
Speaking of long-lasting: These zinnias were brought in on Nov. 28 and are only now beginning to fade.
Doing its biannual blooming routine is Aloe ‘Carmine’.
All is not doom and gloom outside. I finally get to see what the bloom on Kniphofia multiflora looks like. Isn’t it impressive?
Like other knifs, it begins at the bottom and blooms upward, but the individual blossoms are tight to the stalk, giving it the look of an ombred wand.
The good old one-stop shopping center had lots of mums and kale, but also many lush looking cyclamen at bargain prices. I couldn’t resist refreshing a few porch pots.
Just to prove I wasn’t really being snide about the kale (I’m sure mums have their place too) I bought one to put in a red pot (I know, it looks orange here…and the kale is much purpler). That’s it for November. More will be found at May Dreams Gardens.